Last week we found out through testimony transcripts that in early 2020 trump and his highest sycophants aggressively blocked health experts from warning of the active spread of Covid 19, and deliberately avoided testing and other measures that would have prevented, as Dr. Birx has testified, at least 130,000 American deaths. When Democrats and other observers criticized his inaction, incompetence, and extreme selfishness, he called all that "a hoax". Unquestionably the most important duty of an American president is to protect the American people, for which at inauguration he takes a solemn oath. Yet he DELIBERATELY avoided measures to protect us, all for the sake of what he thought would improve his election chances. How can you call yourself a "patriot" and still defend that evil cretin who caused so many of us to die unnecessarily? How can his party, in his hip pocket, still not thoroughly denounce him and overtly declare that he has no place in their future? Four years ago Kathy Griffin, a layman comedienne, caused histrionic convulsions among Republicans when as part of a comedy routine she held up the sawed-off likeness of the head of donald trump. Extremely tasteless and should have been universally denounced, as it pretty much was, but where was the outrage this past week when a sitting member of Congress depicted himself slashing the throat of a fellow congressperson, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez? Yesterday, all but two Republicans in the House of Representatives refused to vote for his censure. Hypocrisy in the extreme.